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Takeda Shrine

"Tastes of JAPAN by ANA" is a regional vitalization project that collaborates with the different prefectures in Japan to present the Land of the Rising Sun in all of its diverse glory.

Feel the days of Shingen Takeda’s life at Takeda Shrine in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture

Founded in 1919, Takeda Shrine was created to enshrine Shingen Takeda, a great commander of the Warring States period (late 15th century to late 16th century). It is located in the remains of Tsutsujigasaki Castle, the former residence of three generations of the Takeda clan: Nobutora, Shingen and Katsuyori. The temple grounds feature a treasure hall as well as the Princess Well, which Shingen used as his daughter's first bath, and a moat that remains preserved as they were in the Warring States time.

Treasure hall

A treasure hall can be found to the right behind the hall of worship of Takeda Shrine. In addition to the sword designated as an important cultural property, the hall exhibits numerous items including armor and weapons handed down in the Takeda family as well as the famous war fan which belonged to Shingen. Furthermore, there are many items reminiscent of the Warring States period, such as the painting of the Twenty-Four Generals of Takeda Shingen and various historic documents that will amaze all visitors.

Kofu City Takeda Clan History Museum (Shingen Museum)

Situated right in front of Takeda Shrine, the Shingen Museum helps visitors gain a deeper understanding of the site of the former Takeda residence, where you can learn about its history as well as the ongoing archaeological excavation. There is a permanent exhibition room that introduces the persons involved in the castle ruins and the highlights of the historic landmark, and a special exhibition room that conveys the history of the ruins and the castle town in detail along with various excavated artifacts. The facility also features a virtual reality experience, theater room, cafe, and a souvenir shop.

Location

Detail Information of Takeda Shrine
Name Takeda Shrine
Web Sites https://www.yamanashi-kankou.jp/foreign/english/spot/006.html
Address 2611 Kofuchu-machi, Kofu-shi, Yamanashi
Access Approximately 10 minutes' bus ride from Kofu Station on the JR Chuo Main Line to Takeda Shrine bus stop
From Tokyo area, take the Chuo Expressway to Ichinomiya-Misaka IC, then approximately 35 minutes' drive from there
From Nagano and Nagoya area, take the Chuo Expressway to Kofu Showa IC, then approximately 30 minutes' drive from there
Business Hours Shrine grounds: Open all year round
Treasure Museum: 9:30 to 16:00
Inquiries TEL: 055-252-2609
Admission Treasure Museum:
High school students and over: 300 yen; Elementary and junior high school students: 150 yen
Detail Information of Kofu City Takeda Clan History Museum (Shingen Museum)
Name Kofu City Takeda Clan History Museum (Shingen Museum)
Web Sites (In Japanese) https://www.city.kofu.yamanashi.jp/rekishi_bunkazai/kofu-takedashirekishikan.html
Address 3-1-14 Ote, Kofu-shi, Yamanashi
Access Approximately 10 minutes' bus ride from Kofu Station on the JR Chuo Main Line to Takeda Shrine bus stop
From Tokyo area, take the Chuo Expressway to Ichinomiya-Misaka IC, then approximately 35 minutes' drive from there
From Nagano and Nagoya area, take the Chuo Expressway to Kofu Showa IC, then approximately 30 minutes' drive from there
Business Hours 9:00 to 17:00 (Last admission: 16:30)
Closed Tuesdays (if Tuesday is a public holiday, then the following day), December 29 to 31, other special closing days
Inquiries TEL: 055-269-5030
Admission Adults: 300 yen; High school students and under: free

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